Welcome to Creative Stamping.  

I offer workshops and demonstrations all focused on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. As an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am here to showcase Stampin' Up! products, share special offers and give you fun project ideas.  I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with you and inspiring your creativity.

Kristine

  

Congratulations on your wedding!

Most people see roof tiles when they see the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the first time.  Me?  I saw layers of fabric, which reminded me of a full wedding dress.  That inspired this congratulations card, created with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Wedding Card

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous (photopolymer: 143662).   Ink: Powder Pink (144084), Fresh Fig (144082), Old Olive (126953).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Whisper White (106549), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315).  Accessories: Powder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144134).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143699), Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721), Classic Label Punch (141491), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Wedding Card

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set (143662) - $44.00

Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143699) - $20.00
15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

The dynamic embossing folders are a little different from the traditional folders.  The first thing you'll notice is that they are fatter or deeper.  That means you need to build your Big Shot sandwich slightly different, removing the bottom acrylic Cutting Pad.  Because they are deeper, the embossed impressions are more dimensional and have a lot of lovely texture.

Here's a tip... if you find your card stock is distressed or cracked on the surface under the stress of the deep embossing, try lightly spritzing your card stock before embossing as this will make it more flexible.

Check out that gorgeous decorative strip.  It's the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, punched using the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch - yummy!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Wedding Card

Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721) - $34.00

I love the delicate finish that this lacy strip of bling adds to the wedding card.

Bonus Days - Earn in July, spend in August!

 

Sending you Hugs & Kisses!

Who would like a hug?  This snuggly card was created using the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and coordinating Lovely Words Thinlits Dies...

Lovely Inside & Out Hugs & Kisses Card

Bundles: Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies (wood: 145323, clear: 145324).   Ink: Powder Pink (144084), Whisper White (145406).  Card/Paper: Fresh Fig (144248), Crumb Cake (121685), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Touches of Nature Elements (144216), Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143537), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies Bundle
Lovely Inside & Out Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies (145323) - $101.50
Lovely Inside & Out Clear-Mount Stamp Set  + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies (145324) - $86.25

The idea to use the negative for the die-cut "Hug" came from the Thanks Friend Card, in the photo above the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set on page 157 of the Annual Catalogue...

Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set + Lovely Words Thinlits Dies Bundle

Lovely Inside & Out Hugs & Kisses Card

The negative is what you would normally throw out after die-cutting.

Two other fabulous products spotted here... the Touches of Nature Elements and the Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (say that ten times fast!).

Touches of Nature Elements
Touches of Nature Elements (144216) - $12.75
36 pieces: 6 each of 4 designs and 12 each of 1 design

Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143537) - $20.00
15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

I thought that the Cable Knit embossing worked well with the "Hugs & Kisses" sentiment, making you feel warm and snuggly!

Bonus Days - Earn in July, spend in August!

 

Colorful Seasons Thank You Cards

This months thank you cards were created using the fabulous products in the Color Theory Suite.  This thank you note card uses the Colorful Seasons stamp set with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, the Crushed Curry colour-swatch page from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and Crushed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon...

Colorful Seasons Thank You Note Card

Bundles: Colorful Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 145348).   Ink: Crushed Curry (131173), Crumb Cake (126975), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (144193).  Accessories: Crushed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon (144197), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Colorful Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies Bundle
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751) - $111.50

The images and colours in the Color Theory Suite are inspired by nature and seasons.  You've seen my summer-inspired thank you card, but I didn't stop there.  Why make one card, when you can make four!  There's my autumn-inspired thank you card...

Colorful Seasons Thank You Note Card

Bundles: Colorful Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 145348).   Ink: Old Olive (126953), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (144193).  Accessories: Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon (144196), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

... and one for winter...

Colorful Seasons Thank You Note Card

Bundles: Colorful Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 145348).   Ink: Dapper Denim (141394), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Dapper Denim (141419), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (144193).  Accessories: Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon (144159), Dapper Denim Baker's Twine (144355), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

... and lastly, my spring card...

Colorful Seasons Thank You Note Card

Bundles: Colorful Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 145348).   Ink: Berry Burst (144083), Crumb Cake (126975), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Berry Burst (144249), Whisper White (106549), Whisper White Thick (140490), Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (144193).  Accessories: Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144133), Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

These thank you cards where created for everyone who placed an order with me during July and August, and they were so fun to create as the Color Theory Suite has so much variety and is very versatile.  But I think my most favourite part was using the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I love how well designed it is.  Take the deck chair in the summer-inspired card for example.  There are voids in the wooden braces image so that the sling stamps snuggly inside.  This is also shown in the spring-inspired card, where the branch has voids so that the scattering of blossoms stamps nicely around and "in front" of it.

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Bonus Days - Earn in July, spend in August!

 

Tranquil Tide

Continuing with an overview of the new 2017-2019 In Colors, I want to introduce you to our fifth and last colour, the soothing Tranquil Tide...

Tranquil Tide is an ocean-green that, depending on what colour combinations you put it with, can look more blue or more green.  Compared to Emerald Envy, which has the same intense saturation, Tranquil Tide shows it's blue tones.  But when put beside Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo, this cool colour shows it's true deep-green hue.

Emerald Envy | Tranquil Tide | Bermuda Bay | Island Indigo

Stamps: Daisy Delight (photopolymer: 143669).   Ink: Calypso Coral (126983), Daffodil Delight (126944), Island Indigo (126986), Whisper White (145406).  Card/Paper: Emerald Envy (141420), Tranquil Tide (144252), Bermuda Bay (131286), Island Indigo (124390), Basic Black (121688), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Touches of Nature (144216), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Heat Tool (129056), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

This card layout was inspired by the colour swatches in the new Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and it compares Tranquil Tide with three other current Stampin' Up! colours to help you get an understanding and appreciation for this pretty new colour...

Emerald Envy | Tranquil Tide | Bermuda Bay | Island Indigo

Emerald Envy | Tranquil Tide | Bermuda Bay | Island Indigo

Do you love the wooden elements on the front of this card... the little daisy at the bottom and the leaves on the right side of the card?  These are the Touches of Nature Elements, which are nature-inspired wood cuts showing the natural wood-colour on one side and a light whitewash on the other.  The whitewash finish is what is showing here...

Emerald Envy | Tranquil Tide | Bermuda Bay | Island Indigo

Touches of Nature Elements
Touches of Nature Elements (144216) - $12.75
36 pieces: 6 each of 4 designs and 12 each of 1 design

This first card also features the fabulous and very popular Daisy Delight stamp set.  Here's another project that uses this same stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch...

Delightful Daisy Concertina Card

Bundle: Daisy Delight Stamp Set + Daisy Punch (photopolymer: 145361).   Stamps: Number of Years (photopolymer: 140653).  Ink: Tranquil Tide (144085), Night of Navy (126970), Calypso Coral (126983).  Card/Paper: Tranquil Tide (144252), Calypso Coral (124392), Whisper White (106549), Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137).  Accessories: Gold Faceted Gems (144141).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622), Aqua Painter (103954), Night of Navy Enamel Shapes (Regals: 141681), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Daisy Delight Stamp Set + Daisy Punch Bundle
Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set + Daisy Punch Bundle (145361) - $66.50

Check out the gorgeous Gold Faceted Gem that lights up the front of this Concertina Card...

Delightful Daisy Concertina Card

Gold Faceted Gems
Gold Faceted Gems (144141) - $10.75
72 adhesive-backed gems; 24 each of 3 sizes

It's a Concertina Card and this special card was created for my sister's 40th birthday.  Here's how it opens, showing off that gorgeous designer paper I used on the inside...

Delightful Daisy Concertina Card

Delightful Daisy Concertina Card

Delightful Daisy Concertina Card

The paper I used for this card is what inspired the colours and style.  It's one of the lovely watercoloured pages from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137) - $23.50

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Bonus Days - Earn in July, spend in August!

 

Lemon Lime Twist

Continuing with an overview of the new 2017-2019 In Colors, I want to introduce you to our fourth colour, the bright Lemon Lime Twist...

Lemon Lime Twist is a playful, neon colour that is big in fashion trends.  This loud chartreuse hue sits halfway between yellow and green, so is more green than Daffodil Delight and more yellow than Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive (although these two colours are yellow-greens).  This is the party colour in your collection and is perfect for adding a vibrant pop to your projects.

Daffodil Delight | Lemon Lime Twist | Pear Pizzazz | Old Olive

Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo (photopolymer: 143758).   Ink: Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Old Olive (126944).  Card/Paper: Daffodil Delight (121680), Lemon Lime Twist (144250), Pear Pizzazz (131290), Old Olive (106576), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon (144234), Linen Thread (104199).  Tools: Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

This card layout was inspired by the colour swatches in the new Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and it compares Lemon Lime Twist with three other current Stampin' Up! colours to help you get an understanding and appreciation for this pretty new colour...

Daffodil Delight | Lemon Lime Twist | Pear Pizzazz | Old Olive

Daffodil Delight | Lemon Lime Twist | Pear Pizzazz | Old Olive

This Congratulations card features the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set, but not a flamingo in sight!   

Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set
Fabulous Flamingo Photopolymer Stamp Set (143758) - $44.00

That palm frond is really versatile!

One of my favourite embellishments from the new Annual Catalogue is the gorgeous 1/4" Ombre Ribbon, where the colour fades from dark on one edge to light on the other.  Here it is in Lemon Lime Twist (it also comes in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo)... 

Daffodil Delight | Lemon Lime Twist | Pear Pizzazz | Old Olive

Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon
Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon (144234) - $14.75
9.1 m (10 yards)

Here's another project that features Lemon Lime Twist, but as an accent colour - it goes great with the new Powder Pink.  These are the thank you cards I sent with all the orders from the Annual Catalogue Launch Party...

Fabulous Flamingo Thank You Note Card

Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo (photopolymer: 143758).   Ink: Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Powder Pink (144084), Early Espresso (126974).  Card/Paper: Powder Pink (144251), Whisper White (106549).  Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144135), 1/4" Copper Trim (144179).  Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

I also made some extra cards using this design that said, "that was awesome"...

Fabulous Flamingo Encouragment Note Card

Do you see the gorgeous texture behind the Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon?  It's the 1/2" Copper Trim, another of my new favourite ribbons.  You can keep this trim narrow and sleek, or spread the loose weave for added texture.  And it's so fun to play with!

Fabulous Flamingo Encouragment Note Card

1/2" Copper Trim
1/4" Copper Trim (144179) - $12.00
4.6 m (5 yards)

These cards were sent to some of my team members (those that have joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator) to encourage and congratulate them on some of the great work they are doing.

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Freeset is a fair trade business in India offering alternative employment to women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade.  Freeset combats trafficking by offering women of the Sonagichi red-light district the opportunity to leave a profession they never chose.

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About Me

Kristine

Kristine McNickle
Hamilton, Waikato
New Zealand

I am a stay-at-home mum with three kids and a wonderfully supportive husband.  I love craft, but stamping and card making is my passion.  I also enjoy extending card-making and stamping techniques to create 3-D projects and gifts. 

I was introduced to Stampin' Up! a few years ago and I quickly fell in love with their high-quality, coordinating products and, soon after, became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I now hold regular workshops in my home focusing on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. 

I enjoy sharing what I know with others and inspiring their stamping creativity.


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